Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Christopher Rawdon: Lost Liverpool Philanthropist

The new book on Christopher Rawdon the lost Liverpool Philanthropist will be published in October by Arima Publishing. Anyone who lives in the Anfield area of Liverpool will remember the Rawdon Library, the drinking fountain and the playground off Richmond Park, all given as a gift to people of Anfield by Charlotte Rawdon in memory of her husband Christopher, who resided in Elm House. Christopher Rawdon was born in Yorkshire, but moved to Liverpool with his family to manage the family business. He was a merchant, a banker, a Unitarian and along with George Holt and William Rathbone, a leading philanthropist, supporting local education and the Anti-Corn Law League.

The book will be available through Amazon and local book shops.

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